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Global warmth fiction/myth

Updated on March 30, 2011

Our planet has been called the “Goldie Lockes-Planet” due to its position to the Sun i.e. it’s not too close that life burns up and it is not to far that life freezes, it’ s in the right position to support life but now due to an anthropogenic factor ‘Global warming’, our planet may not be able to support life so much longer. Global warming is one of the effects caused by anthropogenic materials such as CO2 emission that trap the Sun’s solar ray within our atmosphere resulting in an increase in global temperatures. Another contributing element of global warming is climate change, which is the dramatic change in the Earth’s climate in such a short-term occurrence that will no doubt affect future generations. 

 However, they are some nay-sayers who claim that global warming and climate change are a natural occurrence that occurs over in Earth’s cycle as time goes on. They advocate that they has been 6-7 ices ages with within the Earth’s history due to natural occurrence of the Earth heating up and cooling down thus what other scientist claim to be happing now is nothing more than the natural order of Earth’s life cycle. They go on to say that the Earth is overdue for another ice age in order to complete the cycle, activist, politicians, environmentalist such as David Bellamy wrote in an article for the Daily Mail in 2004 that in his opinion global warming is 'poppycock'. He wrote: 'Whatever the experts say about the howling gales, thunder and lightning.... Someone, somewhere - and there is every chance it will be a politician or an environmentalist - will blame the weather on global warming. But they will be 100 per cent wrong. Global warming - at least the modern nightmare version - is a myth. I am sure of it and so are a growing number of scientists. But what is really worrying is that the world's politicians and policy makers are not.' And furthermore other politicians such as Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, USA caused uproar in 2003 when he called the threat of global warming the 'greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people'. Two years later he reaffirmed this position in an address to the Senate by saying that anthropogenic global warming is not a threat and that 'We are also in the midst of a natural warming trend that began about 1850, as we emerged from a 400 year cold spell known as the Little Ice Age.'  This clearly demonstrates the changing attitudes towards global warming which some people see at the ‘Slow-Black Plague’ of our time.


    In contrast to that, they is an incredible amount of compelling evidence which suggests that Global warming and all its kin are to real to be ignored. The increased human activity at the turn of the 18th century i.e. Industrial Revolution has greatly contributed to global warming in from CO2 emissions to deforestation, the World Health Organisation has estimated that 150,000 lives are already being lost each year due to climate change in this sense, the effects of climate change have caused draughts, famine, flooding, wild fires etc. Now due to anthropogenic causes, climate change is now happing much faster than first anticipated, in America; wildfires are now 4 times more frequent compared to past years, floods and erratic storms are frequently increasing in other countries. Natural changes like snow melt on glaciers that take a historical amount of time to melt are now happing in decades, the ph levels in the oceans has increased by 30% due to our emission thus some marine life ceases to exist and in addition, studies have shown that due to global warming, 13 of the hottest years ever recorded have occurred in the past 20 years. The Kyoto protocol was establish as mean to combat global warming by all countries and mainly the Annex Tier 1 countries (most developed countries) to reduce their carbon footprints within the next 50 years.

  Arguably everyone who has a television set is, to some extent, aware of global warming. On that point, there seems to be overwhelming evidence suggesting that global warming is more fact than science fiction with freakishly hot summer and ice age-like winter there is compelling evidence illustrating the affects of global warming so to ignore global warming and dismiss it as a myth is ‘poppycock’.


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      cee 6 years ago

      good for you brother

      pam is kinda sad cos of the test

      anywhere when are you coming back?!!!

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      Howard Schneider 6 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      Excellent Hub Enock. The global warming naysayers are simply sticking their heads in the sand as they march in lock step in obedience to their corporate titan masters. It is true that there have been several major climate changes in our history. This is the first and fastest due to man made elements. It is endangering our planet and thus our children. Being man made we have the capability to change it and we must.